MavensMate: An Open Source Alternative to the Force.com IDE

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MavensMate: An Open Source Alternative to the Force.com IDE

  1. 1. MavensMate: An Open SourceAlternative to the Force.com IDEDevelopersJoe Ferraro, Mavens, CTO@joeferraro
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  3. 3. Joe FerraroCTO, Mavens@joeferraro
  4. 4. Sublime Text Package(Plugins/Snippets/Macros/Commands, etc.)
  5. 5. But we already have the Force.com IDE! ~850mb+ RAM ~100mb RAM
  6. 6. There must have been other factors than RAM…right?
  7. 7. Why I Built MavensMate• Deployment connections• Async deployments• Pretty unit test results• Ability to become proficient with the Metadata API• Ability to work on something fun/different
  8. 8. What are the ingredients?• SublimeText• Python & Ruby• Salesforce.com Metadata API• MavensMate.app• HTML/CSS/Javascript
  9. 9. Python• Command language for Sublime Text• Handles high level requests from Sublime Text, passes to Ruby APIs via terminal• Evaluates JSON response from Ruby commands, displays response in debug panel
  10. 10. Hey, that kindalooks like Rails!
  11. 11. Ruby• Rails-like, basic MVC framework• Daemonized WEBrick server• Savon gem to handle the painful SOAP exchanges• Rubyzip gem to handle the zipping/unzipping of directories• ERB to produce metadata shells
  12. 12. Salesforce.com Metadata/Apex APIs• describeMetadata• listMetadata• deploy• retrieve• checkStatus• compileClasses, compileTriggers• executeAnonymous• runTests• partner.xml, metadata.xml, & apex.xml
  13. 13. MavensMate.app• OSX app that’s effectively a fancy webshell• Ruby generates a UI in HTML/CSS/Javascript, MavensMate displays it in a WebView• Interacts with a daemonized WEBRick server via jQuery
  14. 14. HTML/CSS/Javascript• Bootstrap v1.4 [blech!]  CSS  Javascript • Popovers • Tabs• Jquery  DOM manipulation  Ajax
  15. 15. High-Level Feature List• Create new project• Edit project metadata• Import/checkout SVN repo or clone Git repo• Create/Edit Apex Classes, Apex Triggers, Visualforce Pages, & Visualforce Components• Run Apex unit tests• Play Pacman while your Apex unit tests run!• Deploy to server• Execute anonymous• Apex code assist (beta)
  16. 16. Where can I get it?! mavens.io/mavensmate OR mavens.io/mm
  17. 17. Demo (deep dive) Agenda • New project & metadata creation • Compile new metadata • Run Apex unit tests • Deploy to server
  18. 18. All About Mavens mavens.io Mavens is a technology company focused on delivering disruptive services, solutions, and products to our customers in the Life Sciences industry. Our mission is to provide a unique, best-in-class experience to every one of our end-users, customers, and partners.  We work with 8 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world  Our culture is centered around creativity & happiness not billable hours and the bottom line  3 Salesforce.com & Force.com MVPs on staff  Experimentation and risk-taking is encouraged
  19. 19. Joe FerraroCTO, Mavens @joeferraro

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